Swim School

Swim Tangaroa

Swim Tangaroa provides swimming and water safety programmes for

  • Pepi
  • Tamaiti
  • Tamariki
  • Adult

Our programme is designed to encourage and assist our whanau/families to develop swimming and water safety skills through participating in a variety of fun and safe activities in the water.

Our levels are given names of sea life that live and thrive within Tangaroa. As your child grows and develops new aquatic and water safety skills they too will grow and thrive within our programme.

Swim Tangaroa encourage the use of Te Reo Maori within our lessons. Although lessons are predominantly taught in English, our experienced teachers are provided with new kupu/words and phrases to use throughout lessons.

Our Swim Tangaroa Whanau are committed to giving the skill of learning to swim as we believe this to be a skill of life.

Key Learning Areas

The curriculum covers seven areas of learning.
These areas are combined and presented as activities to enhance student development.
  • Entries and exits
  • Floating and sculling
  • Movement, propulsion and stroke development
  • Personal survival
  • Underwater skills
  • Rescue and emergency
  • Water safety knowledge

"Kaua e whakama ki te korero Maori, Ahakoa he iti, he Taonga”

 “Don’t be shy to speak Te reo Maori, even a little is a gift”

2020 Swim Tangaroa Lessons

Term Start Date End Date Holidays
Term 2
(10 weeks)
15th April 5th July School Holidays:
6th July - 19th July

Queen's Birthday:
3rd June
Term 3
(10 weeks)
20th July 27th September School Holidays:
28th September - 13th October
Term 4 
(up to 10 weeks)
14th October Primary, Intermediate, Special school:
No later than 20th December

Secondary, Composite:
No later than 13th December
School Holiday:
5 or 6 weeks 
(From school's closing date until opening date of school the following year.)

Public Holidays:
Labour Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day

**More information can be found Education.govt.nz 

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